Vienna 2017: Championship Prediction – Tsonga vs. Pouille

[8] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs Lucas Pouille (FRA) Each man stands to gain a pretty big trophy with a win plus 500 ranking points.  The runner-up will still grab 300 points.  This should be a great match with Pouille having more variety and youth while Tsonga can be overwhelming on an indoor court and has much more experience.  A guy…

Vienna 2017: Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Kyle Edmund (GBR) vs. Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) – Edmund has developed into a really solid tour player.  I think he grabs a win. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) – Kohklschreiber is having a vintage week in Vienna. Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs. Lucas Pouille (FRA) – This is a match featuring two of the best shot-makers on…

Vienna 2017: October 25th Predictions

  Predicted Winners in BOLD Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs. [Q] Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) – Kohlschreiber should have some momentum after his win over Isner. Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) – Fognini has the higher ceiling but also has the lower floor. [8] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. Karen Khachanov (RUS) – Tsonga has some momentum after last week. [1] Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. Gilles Simon (FRA) – Simon will…

Quick Hits: Tsonga Riding High, Thiem’s 8th, & Svitolina Rolling

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has been a factor in men’s tennis at least since the 2008 Australian Open.  His two consecutive titles to start 2017 bode well for his continued presence in the top 15.  Tsonga fights hard and plays an attacking style of tennis that is fun for fans.  I know the Aussie Open is over,…

Bercy 2016: Quarterfinal Predictions

Let me just say @DjokerNole shows to the world in sports why he is the champ…#paris #ATPMasters1000 #StreetFighter #1 — Boris Becker (@TheBorisBecker) November 3, 2016 Boris is fired up Predicted Winners in BOLD John Isner (USA) vs. Jack Sock (USA) H2H – I’m expecting at least 2 sets that end in tiebreaks. [1] Novak Djokovic…

Basel and Vienna 2016 Championship Predictions

ATP Basel: Marin Cilic holds off Mischa Zverev for massive win https://t.co/CifWipTkv5 pic.twitter.com/fzOuxGGX0Q — VAVEL USA Tennis (@VAVELUSATennis) October 30, 2016 Basel 2016 Marin Cilic vs. Kei Nishikori Generally Nishikori seems to have an edge when these two play, but in larger circumstances Cilic has had an edge.  With Cilic seeking to qualify for the…

Basel and Vienna 2016 Semifinal Predictions

Basel 2016 – Predicted Winners in BOLD Feeling like 2014? (3) Kei Nishikori VS Gilles Muller – Muller has had a very solid 2016 season.  On this surface, he should be able to hold serve more easily than he would versus Nishikori on a slower surface.  Having said that, Kei should also be able to…

Shanghai 2016: ATP Quarterfinal Predictions

This is how #Tsonga answers to #Zverev‘s smash! #hotshot #ShanghaiMasters (via @TennisTV) pic.twitter.com/5nDkikwUjU — We Are Tennis (@WeAreTennis) October 13, 2016 Predicted Winners in BOLD [9] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. [15] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) H2H – I think Tsonga has enough attacking acumen to win a tough match vs. RBA. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs….

US Open 2016: September 6th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Pouille deserves this highlight, but Monfils gets my nod [10] Gael Monfils (FRA) vs [24]  Lucas Pouille (FRA) – Gael has had a very strong hard court summer.  Pouille has played some gritty tennis to win so many marathon matches including a marathon versus Rafa Nadal.  If fatigue is not a factor, this could go…

US Open 2016: September 4th Men’s Predictions

Arthur Ashe Stadium (11 a.m. start) [4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs [24]  Lucas Pouille (FRA)[24] – I like Rafa to win and likely in straight sets.  I could see Pouille making one set close or even stealing a set. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Kyle Edmund (GBR) – Novak needs to get into the flow of the…